The Hortus Botanicus in twelve pictures

The Hortus Botanicus in twelve pictures

Jun 26, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Spots
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Half-tourist and half-journalist, I am a full-time hot chocolate drinker who never leaves her camera. Always on the lookout, from classical music to rap, to the arts or good spots to visit, I could also feed myself with history and culture of all kinds.

This might be a safe haven in the city, but the circumstances around its construction were not that peaceful. The Hortus Botanicus was built in 1638 to deal with the plague epidemic and served to create medicines as well as a cemetery.

You can enjoy immersing into seven different climates and many areas, from the jungle to Australia or South Africa, either in the greenhouses or in the outdoor garden. More than 300 species are represented there, thus participating in the conservation of some disappeared plants in the world’s landscape.

If you seek to cut off from the crowd, if you love cycads, fuchsias, carnivorous and South African plants (and even if you don’t), the garden welcomes you for a visit, a café, or to relax on a bench in the green atmosphere.

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